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Guide to the Sabbat

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From our tabletop to yours, we present our very own Guide to 5th Edition Sabbat, aimed at helping you, the players and ST's alike, to build playable characters, explore paths, ritae, question your morals and produce marvelous Sabbat Games be it in the far past or the modern nights.

This guide brings you:

  • Paths of Enlightenment,
  • Sabbat Ritae,
  • 8 New Clans and Bloodlines
  • 24 New Discipline Powers,
  • 2 New Backgrounds and 25 New Loresheets, covering Sabbat and Paths
  • 119 pages of Content
  • Teaser for our upcoming Gehenna Fronts Book

All the while utiliziing existing Core mechanics, with some adaption, to get you running your game in no time, with minimal learning required.

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Remy S June 27, 2022 9:33 pm UTC
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The compulsion for the Path of Cathari turns you into a rapist, maybe rethink that one. I’ve house ruled that it makes you seek out someone who does return your interest. I know this is a darker book, but that one is fucked up.
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Christopher S February 15, 2022 9:14 am UTC
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What does this Sabbat Book offer that others do not? I see that there is currently three big ones (The Black Hand by Judd - Kheil & Liddick, Guide Sabbat by Haller & Soldatovic, and then The Sword of Caine by Jenkins).

Could you explain what yours does differently and why one should purchase this one instead of the others? Of course it would be ideal to purchase all three and sample all of them but my gaming groups budget does not allow for this.
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Jay H April 12, 2022 1:29 pm UTC
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Hi Christopher, sorry for the delay in responding. The main focus of our guide was to bring the older iterations of the Sabbat, V20 and the 2nd Ed Revised, into V5.

Our main focus was on giving ST's and players a good mechanical grounding to use. As per the description, we focussed on: Paths of Enlightenment, Ritae, Disciplines, and Loresheets.

We also made sure to focus on keeping the mechanics lightweight. They were designed to evoke the past editions, whilst fitting in with the design of V5 without getting in the way your storytelling.
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Marija S June 04, 2022 4:51 pm UTC
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Hey there,

Although I have not read the other books in enough detail to form enough of an opinion to give you guidance on which books you should get, any of the three would be a good starting point to running a Sabbat campaign.

From my understanding the difference in our book is that its main focus is on how to mechanically translate the lore,clans and activities of the Sabbat into v5 mechanics, whereas the other two come with some newly homebrewed lore and state of the Sabbat in the modern nights. We don't provide our own version of the 'canon' V5 Sabbat and leave that to you to control as the story-teller of your group. This - we like to think - removes the constraints some STs can run into when forming the crux of their game worlds, such as not being able to run certain events or locations your players might be interested in because the current lore disagrees.

Having said that - what we do give you is a thorough, balanced and no-nonsense rundown of all key Sabbat mechanics,...See more
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Jason H October 21, 2021 11:53 am UTC
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Heads up, pages 55 & 56 have (pg. XX) notations under the headings "Clan and Sire" and "Convictions and Touchstones" respectively.
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Marija S October 21, 2021 5:34 pm UTC
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Hi Jason. Thanks for the note. Sometimes in pdfs like these you often get XX oages whiere the pdf is not going to be printed as a book. Regardless, I will add it to my list of errata that will be going live sometime soon, as to not spam everyone who already got the book for every small fix.
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Yog M October 19, 2021 6:40 pm UTC
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Wonderful supplement, and most definitely better then the official, half-baked V5 Sabbat one.
I really smart choice resolving the Touchstones and Convictions by means of Vaulderie. So simple, yet so nice. The art is also gorgeous and evocative.
Considering the context of the supplement, only thing I miss is the Path of Nocturnal Redemption, from Montreal by Night.
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Jay H October 25, 2021 7:22 pm UTC
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Hi Yog, sorry for the delay in responding to you. Thank you for the kind words about the touchstones and convictions mechanics, they took a fair bit of tinkering!

On the topic of the Path of Nocturnal Redemption, we omitted it as we wanted to focus on delivering the core paths first. (We were also a little unsure as to what was acceptable regarding use of WoD IP, this being our first publication.)

Rest assured however, that I'm already hard at work converting a few new paths for our next release. Which will hopefully include some old classics and a growing fan-favourite.
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Michael M October 18, 2021 12:04 am UTC
It's interesting, but I'd miss the Beast Marks from Long Hard Road Out Of Hell if I used it. I think I'll try to think of some way of merging the Beast Marks system with this supplement's ideas.
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marcel G October 17, 2021 10:28 pm UTC
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On my first view, I would call it a great work that every one who is somewhat interested in the Sabbat should read. A fantastic transgression for the Sword of Caine. I don't know the official book by myself, but here is work done to make the Sabbat playable in V5. Mostly it takes the mechanical view and I am missing the Code of Milan. So i still would suggest a view into the Sabbat Rev. Guide. But with those two books, you can play.
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Jay H October 17, 2021 10:59 pm UTC
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Thank you kindly Marcel much appreciated. We very much wanted to stick to the mechanics you'd need to run the Sabbat, rather than diving too much into the lore.

We really enjoyed the take in the V5 Sabbat Guide, and the older content already does a wonderful job of portraying the Sword of Caine.

That said we'll be engaging in a bit more lore speculation in our upcoming releases, so stay tuned.
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Charles F October 17, 2021 1:00 pm UTC
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This is a great read, and really brings the feel of old Revised era Sabbat into the modern era better than the official product.
I will note though: at time of writing this, there where a couple typos I saw, including a misspelling of the site Pexels.com that some of the artwork was acquired from.
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Jay H October 17, 2021 2:45 pm UTC
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Hi Charles, we're glad you liked it and thanks for letting us know about the errors. We'd be very grateful if you can let us know about anything you spot (pg. numbers are a big help).

We're keeping track of things that slipped by, and will be releasing an update within the next few days. (We're hoping to catch any remaining errors all at once, just so we don't annoy everyone with too many updates.)

We're also looking at throwing in some custom character sheets for the trouble.
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Raymond J October 16, 2021 6:51 pm UTC
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The book looks really nicely laid out. I think more people should definitely check it out. As the author of the Sword of Caine V5 book, I want to say: very nice job on this.
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Søren A October 16, 2021 11:15 am UTC
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Erh, somehow, this is not being shown as a downloadable PDF.
Any idea of what is going on here?
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Marija S October 16, 2021 12:52 pm UTC
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It's resolved and reuploaded now. Should send you a notification. Terribly sorry about it. It looks like the recent formatting update didn't upload fully, or had some state change issues.
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Sebastian B October 16, 2021 7:55 am UTC
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A Fan-Made product, which is superior to the official Sabbat-Book for V5 in every way. Just Whoa... These authors deserve every support, they can get!
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Marija S October 16, 2021 10:04 am UTC
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Thank you so much for the kind words! This was a labour of love for us and hearing these words makes it all worthwhile : ) Feel free to contact us again and share what the experience has been like playing in the game. If you can leave a review that would be awesome, as it helps us improve upon the book!
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DSC Tabletop Gaming Club _ October 16, 2021 11:35 am UTC
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Shall we assume since there is no downloadable file, that this is a joke product?
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DSC Tabletop Gaming Club _ October 16, 2021 12:33 pm UTC
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It looks like its just missing the actual file..... could this be corrected?
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Marija S October 16, 2021 12:51 pm UTC
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Hi there, I was updating the file and the STV didn't preserve the state. It's now uploaded correctly.
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